Purity Life Acquires The Herbon Brand

Toronto, Ontario, January 2, 2007 – Purity Life Health Products, a division of SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ –
STKL) (TSX – SOY) part of the SunOpta Canadian Food Distribution Group today announced that it has
completed the acquisition of the Herbon® brand of cough drops and lollipops including the business and

Herbon® is a premium quality line of cough drops and lollipops designed to relieve symptoms of the common
cold and provide a healthy dosage of Echinacea to supplement the immune system. Herbon® has a 10 year
history of providing Canadian families with quality medicinal cough drops and lollipops. The acquisition will
be integrated within the Purity Life distribution network, resulting in immediate synergies arising from
Purity’s large sales, marketing and distribution departments.

David Chapman, President of Purity Life, a division of the SunOpta Canadian Food Distribution Group,
described the Herbon® acquisition as “an excellent addition to our portfolio of brands” and confirmed his
intention to continue to grow the Herbon® brand across all channels through innovative marketing initiatives,
retailer programs and new product development.

About Purity Life Health Products
Purity Life Health Products was established in 1984 as a small distributor of natural health products and, over
the years, has grown to be Canada's largest distributors and manufacturer of natural health products. Purity
Life has over 200 product lines. Carrying roughly 6,000 SKU's and servicing over 2,800 customers from both
it’s Eastern (Acton) and Western (Vancouver) distribution facilities. Purity Life has won numerous industry
awards, and is home to some of the industry's most newsworthy brands including Quest®, Nature’s
Harmony®, Vivitas®, Kyolic®, and RxBalance®.

For more information please contact Matthew James at 519 853-3511 ext 264 or by email at
[email protected].

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